KATY, TEXAS (December 05, 2012)

William B. Riley, MD, has been named chief medical officer (CMO) at Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. In this role, Dr. Riley will serve as a member of the hospital's administrative management team while providing leadership to the hospital's affiliated physicians and clinical staff to ensure Memorial Hermann Katy continues its long standing reputation for high-quality care.

"Throughout his extensive career, Dr. Riley has demonstrated a real passion for patients and the healthcare industry as a whole," said Scott Barbe, CEO of Memorial Hermann Katy. "His experience and commitment to providing high-quality healthcare makes him a great asset to Memorial Hermann Katy and to the community we serve."

A board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Riley received his undergraduate and medical degrees from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Following residency, research and fellowship training, he served as chief of plastic surgery at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and director of the plastic surgery residency training program at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

He then moved to Sugar Land, where he established a private practice for 22 years and also served as CMO at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. He currently splits his time as CMO between Memorial Hermann Sugar Land and Memorial Hermann Katy.

Dr. Riley has served as president of the Houston Society of Plastic Surgeons, president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, chair of the Plastic Surgery Residency Review Committee and chair of the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

He and his wife Peggy currently reside in Sugar Land.